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The Magicians

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Based on a book series by Lev Grossman, The Magicians (2015-2020) follows a group of twenty-somethings attending a graduate school for—you guessed it—magicians. The group faces evil magicians, demigods, and their own existential angst with an ample helping of fantasy, thrill, humor, and crippling misery.

Every episode of this series was reviewed by Ariel Williams.

Season One

1.1 Unauthorized Magic
1.2 The Source of Magic
1.3 Consequences of Advanced Spellcasting
1.4 The World in the Walls
1.5 Mendings, Major and Minor
1.6 Impractical Applications
1.7 The Mayakovsky Circumstance
1.8 The Strangled Heart
1.9 The Writing Room
1.10 Homecoming
1.11 Remedial Battle Magic
1.12 Thirty-Nine Graves
1.13 Have You Brought Me Little Cakes

Season Two

2.1 Knight of Crowns
2.2 Hotel Spa Potions
2.3 Divine Elimination
2.4 The Flying Forest
2.5 Cheat Day
2.6 The Cock Barrens
2.7 Plan B
2.8 Word as Bond
2.9 Lesser Evils
2.10 The Girl Who Told Time
2.11 The Rattening
2.12 Ramifications
2.13 We Have Brought You Little Cakes

Season Three

3.1 The Tales of the Seven Keys
3.2 Heroes and Morons
3.3 The Losses of Magic
3.4 Be the Penny
3.5 A Life in the Day
3.6 Do You Like Teeth?
3.7 Poached Eggs
3.8 Six Short Stories about Magic
3.9 All That Josh
3.10 The Art of the Deal
3.11 Twenty-Three
3.12 The Fillorian Candidate
3.13 Will You Play with Me?

Season Four

4.1 A Flock of Lost Birds
4.2 Lost, Found, Fucked
4.3 The Bad News Bear
4.4 Marry, Fuck, Kill
4.5 Escape from the Happy Place
4.6 A Timeline and Place
4.7 The Side Effect
4.8 Home Improvement
4.9 The Serpent
4.10 All That Hard, Glossy Armor
4.11 The 4-1-1
4.12 The Secret Sea
4.13 The Seam

Season Five

5.1 Do Something Crazy
5.2 The Wrath of the Time Bees
5.3 The Mountain of Ghosts
5.4 Magicians Anonymous
5.5/5.6 Apocalypse? Now?!/Oops!...I Did It Again
5.7 Acting Dean
5.8 Garden Variety Homicide
5.9 Cello Squirrel Daffodil
5.10 Purgatory
5.11 Be the Hyman
5.12 The Balls
5.13 Fillory and Further


Jason Ralph (Quentin Coldwater)
Stella Maeve (Julia Wicker)
Hale Appleman (Eliot Waugh)
Arjun Gupta (William 'Penny' Adiyodi)
Summer Bishil (Margo Hanson)
Olivia Taylor Dudley (Alice Quinn)
Jade Tailor (Kady Orloff-Diaz)
Brittany Curran (Fen)
Rick Worthy (Dean Fogg)